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The impact of control strategies on the management of returnable transport items

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  • Hellström, Daniel
  • Johansson, Ola

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This research examines the impact of different control strategies on the management of returnable transport items (RTIs) in closed-loop supply chains. A simulation model is developed based on an empirical case and is used to explore different scenarios. The results suggest that the choice of control strategy has a significant impact on investments and operating costs, and that RTI shrinkage can be controlled either through the use of tracking systems, or choice of control strategy. Moreover, a simulation-based method for estimating the fleet size required to operate the system for the different strategies is presented.

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  • Hellström, Daniel & Johansson, Ola, 2010. "The impact of control strategies on the management of returnable transport items," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(6), pages 1128-1139, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:46:y:2010:i:6:p:1128-1139
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    1. Yann Le Roch & Eric Ballot & Xavier Perraudin, 2014. "A new framework for the management of returnable "containers" within open supply networks," Post-Print hal-01082529, HAL.
    2. Zolfagharinia, Hossein & Hafezi, Maryam & Farahani, Reza Zanjirani & Fahimnia, Behnam, 2014. "A hybrid two-stock inventory control model for a reverse supply chain," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 141-161.
    3. Mihi Ramírez, Antonio, 2012. "Product return and logistics knowledge: Influence on performance of the firm," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(6), pages 1137-1151.
    4. Govindan, Kannan & Soleimani, Hamed & Kannan, Devika, 2015. "Reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chain: A comprehensive review to explore the future," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 240(3), pages 603-626.
    5. Zhang, Qinhong & Segerstedt, Anders & Tsao, Yu-Chung & Liu, Biyu, 2015. "Returnable packaging management in automotive parts logistics: Dedicated mode and shared mode," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 168(C), pages 234-244.

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